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Union College announces highest enrollment in 23 years

LINCOLN—Opening more sections of freshman courses, finding creative solutions for student housing, having about 100 more students volunteer to serve the community than in previous years: these are the sorts of problems Union College administrators and student leaders rejoice in. Union College's enrollment is the highest it has been since 1983. The total student body grew to 982 with a full-time equivalence of 927.8, up from 930 students and 863.3 FTE last fall. The number of first-time freshmen this year is 194 compared to 177 in fall 2005.

Record-breaking Project Impact celebrates 25 years of community service

"Can we come back sometime and do more?" asked Matthew Johnson, senior chemistry major at Union College while repainting a group home. Questions like Johnson's echoed across the city as over 900 volunteers at more than 50 agencies celebrated the 25th anniversary of Project Impact, Union College's annual community service day. The spirit of volunteerism that has made the event a success since 1981 continues throughout the year. Students who want to do more build upon a legacy of community involvement.

Classes have begun

Lincoln—The stairwells of the Everett Dick Building once again reverberate with the sounds of reunions and students making new acquaintances. More stations are open in Union Market and the lines are a bit longer. Across campus, lost-looking new students get pointed in the right directions. The energy brought by the return of students can be felt everywhere on campus.

At Union College, school is back in session.

800 volunteers to mark 25 years of community service

Lincoln, Neb.—Union College students are known for singing the school pep song "Slinga de ink" for most of the 115-year history of the school. But on Aug. 24, you will find almost the entire campus slinging paint or rakes, shovels, mops and scrub brushes instead. An anticipated 800+ volunteers will start the academic year as they have for 25 years with Project Impact, an annual community service event. Project Impact is the longest-running and largest ongoing collegiate volunteer event in the country.

Lincoln investor partnership leads to completed apartment complex

LINCOLN—Construction is completed on a new student housing complex on the campus of Union College. In May 2005, Lincoln developers Rick Krueger ('74) and Kent Thompson initiated a collaborative investment project to add contemporary student housing to campus. Construction on the project began in November and was completed on time this month.

Union College art gallery hosts photos from tropical travel

LINCOLN—If you can't spend three weeks exploring tropical countries for college credit, venture into the photos of the Union College students who did.

A photograph exhibit gives a remarkable view of the 15 students and three faculty members' journey through Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras this summer, and is on display in Union College's McClelland Art Gallery from Aug. 13–Sept. 10.

$2,500 grant for Union College and UNL research project

LINCOLN— Elizabeth Rodacker-Borgens, Union College associate professor of English as a Second Language, and three librarians from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln—Jolie Ogg Graybill, Charlene Maxey-Harris and Charity Martin—have received a 2006 Diversity Research Grant Award.

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